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Hi OCN, wondering if you guys could help me out.

I was wondering if I could overclock, or better yet underclock, my phone. I've got a HTC Desire HD and it's brilliant, huge screen, good camera, great for games, but there's one problem with it, my battery wont last more than a day and most of time wont even last one whole day (going out for a few drinks after work). So anyway, I've hatched an idea, if I were to underclock my phone it would then draw less power and last for longer, which leads me to my next question; Has anyone ever had any hands on experience overclocking/underclock a HTC?

I've seen guides on the internet but I really don't want to brick my £300 phone just to save some battery, so anyone with some experience or some intel on the matter would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance
 
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You can do this, but you definitely have to root it.
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You may have done these already, but when you're not using the internet turn 3G off and turn the brightness down if your low on battery.
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I have a similar phone (HTC Inspire 4G, exact same phone on the outside, different on the inside) and there is a program you can use when your phone is rooted to do this. Someone on Android Forums underclocked to 600mHz and it really increased their battery life.
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You'll have to root your phone in order to do any overclocking/underclocking. You can also flash custom ROMs which help and different kernals.

Great site is xda-developers
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Originally Posted by BlueTac View Post
Hi OCN, wondering if you guys could help me out.

I was wondering if I could overclock, or better yet underclock, my phone. I've got a HTC Desire HD and it's brilliant, huge screen, good camera, great for games, but there's one problem with it, my battery wont last more than a day and most of time wont even last one whole day (going out for a few drinks after work). So anyway, I've hatched an idea, if I were to underclock my phone it would then draw less power and last for longer, which leads me to my next question; Has anyone ever had any hands on experience overclocking/underclock a HTC?

I've seen guides on the internet but I really don't want to brick my £300 phone just to save some battery, so anyone with some experience or some intel on the matter would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance
If you underclocked it, it would probably lag and you would get owned on your games?
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If you underclocked it, it would probably lag and you would get owned on your games?
Im running a ROM called MIUI. I currently have it underclocked to 729mhz on a conservative scalling and lowest clock at 128mhz. My phone doesnt lag at all
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i can deal with lag n ting, i just want to be able to use my phone for more than 14 hours without it wanting to be plugged in.

Root? what is rooting my phone?
 
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Im running a ROM called MIUI. I currently have it underclocked to 729mhz on a conservative scalling and lowest clock at 128mhz. My phone doesnt lag at all
how how how how how!
 
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i got the first Desire i had the same thing so i got this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/EXTENDED-3000m...item1e626bf86c
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